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50 Most Influential People in Action Sports

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34: Robbie Maddison

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The Australian freestyle motocross daredevil is a master of the long-distance jump. He broke Evel Knievel's distance record with a 322-foot jump, cleared the Corinth Gap in Greece, jumped from a ramp to the top of the Arc de Triomphe replica in Las Vegas and did a backflip across an open Tower Bridge in London.